Momentum will release the much-buzzed about Indonesian action film next Friday (18).

Following rapturous responses at festivals around the world since its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival, The Raid is set to be released in over 280 cinemas across the UK and Ireland next week.

Directed by Gareth Evans and starring Iko Uwais, The Raid focuses on an elite SWAT team that is tasked with raiding a safe house and taking down the notorious drug lord that runs it. The Indonesian action film has a new score, from Mike Shinoda of Linkin Park and composer Joe Trapanese, for its UK and Ireland release, like it did in the US where it has made an excellent $4m to date.

It will receive a special 12 screen premiere across Wales next Wednesday (16) and Evans will be attending previews at Manchester’s Odeon Printworks on the night of May 17 and in London on the day of release (18) for a Q&A.

Xavier Marchand, managing director of Momentum Pictures commented: “Hands down, The Raid is spectacular and exhilarating, it’s an action masterpiece. Gareth Evans has reinvented the action movie; he could be the godchild of Sam Peckinpah and John Woo.”

For an up-to-date list of cinemas showing The Raid, visit the film’s Fan Hub page ( or the official UK Facebook page (